BLUE OCTOBER SCORES HIGHEST CHART POSITION IN BAND’S HISTORY WITH ANY MAN IN AMERICA
DEBUTS AT #8 ON BILLBOARD 200 AND#2 ON INDEPENDENT CHART
HEADLINE TOUR RESUMES SEPTEMBER 8TH
Multi-platinum rock band Blue October has landed their highest Billboard chart debut of their career with their latest album, Any Man In America. The album, which was released on lead singer Justin Furstenfeld’s own UP/DOWN Records, debuted at #8 on the Billboard Top 200, was the second-highest debut on the chart this week and also landed at #2 on the Independent Album Chart, selling over 26,000 copies.
Furstenfeld had this to say about the band’s achievement: “I am in awe and beside myself with a big sigh and the most amazing crows flying in my stomach. The fact that when I started UP/DOWN Records, it was to prove that the listener can still be touched by artists with something to say, artists who are not afraid to stand up and remind listeners that they can still feel music like a first kiss. Making music that is real is what both Blue October and UP/DOWN records is all about. I can’t thank everyone enough who has supported us and helped us achieve this milestone for the band.”
Any Man In America is the follow up to 2009’s Approaching Normal and is Blue October‘s sixth studio album overall. The album was produced by Furstenfeld (who also produced the band’s platinum breakthrough album Foiled), in association with Tim Palmer, who has produced and mixed for the likes of Robert Plant, Pearl Jam and U2. Any Man In America takes the listener on a cathartic journey chronicling the deeply personal events that have unfolded in Justin Furstenfeld’s life since the band’s last release. USA Today states “this one’s a doozy…It’ll tear your heart out,” giving it a 3-star (out of 4) rating.
Any Man In America‘s debut single, “The Chills,” is currently making its way up the charts landing in the Top 40 at Alternative radio this week. A video for the song was just released and you can check it out here. Blue October also recently released the touching video for “The Feel Again (Stay)”. Directed by Merritt Fields, “The Feel Again (Stay)” is one of Blue October‘s most truthful and haunting videos to date, and has already reached over 200,000 views since being released. It can be seen here.
After a few dates in their home state of Texas last week, Blue October will resume their Any Man In America tour on September 8th in Phoenix. The tour stops in New York City, Chicago, Los Angeles, Seattle and Las Vegas before wrapping on October 21st in New Orleans, LA. The Dallas Morning News recently raved “Wednesday’s performance showed a band that has not only arrived, but has set up a smooth-running and rewarding shop.” Justin and Blue October will be bringing representatives from the American Coalition of Fathers and Children on the road with them to educate fans about Family Breakdown, Divorce and Emotional Child Support.
Blue October is Justin Furstenfeld, Jeremy Furstenfeld, Ryan Delahoussaye, Matt Noveskey, and Julian Mandrake.
BLUE OCTOBER TOUR DATES:
THU, 08 SEP 2011 | The Foundry | Phoenix, AZ
FRI, 09 SEP 2011 | House of Blues | Las Vegas, NV
SAT, 10 SEP 2011 | House Of Blues |West Hollywood, CA
SUN, 11 SEP 2011 | House of Blues | Anaheim, CA
TUE, 13 SEP 2011 | House Of Blues | San Diego, CA
THU, 15 SEP 2011 | Knitting Factory | Reno, NV
FRI, 16 SEP 2011 | The Regency Ballroom | San Francisco, CA
SAT, 17 SEP 2011 | Roseland Theater | Portland, OR
SUN, 18 SEP 2011 | Showbox | Seattle, WA
TUE, 20 SEP 2011 | The Wilma Theatre | Missoula, MT
WED, 21 SEP 2011 | Knitting Factory | Spokane, WA
THU, 22 SEP 2011 | Knitting Factory | Boise, ID
FRI, 23 SEP 2011 | In The Venue | West Salt Lake City, UT
SUN, 25 SEP 2011 | Ogden Theatre | Denver, CO
WED, 28 SEP 2011 | Hoyt Sherman Place | Des Moines, IA
THU, 29 SEP 2011 | Fine Line Music Cafe | Minneapolis, MN
FRI, 30 SEP 2011 | Crossroads | Kansas City, MO
SAT, 01 OCT 2011| The Pageant | St. Louis, MO
THU, 06 OCT 2011 | Cains Ballroom | Tulsa, OK
FRI, 07 OCT 2011 | Mid-America Center | Council Bluffs, IA
SAT, 08 OCT 2011 | House of Blues | Chicago, IL
SUN, 09 OCT 2011 | House of Blues | Cleveland, OH
WED, 12 OCT 2011 | Royal Oak Music Theatre | Royal Oak, MI
THU, 13 OCT 2011 | Tower Theatre | Upper Darby, PA
FRI, 14 OCT 2011 | The Fillmore | Silver Spring, MD
SAT, 15 OCT 2011 | Webster Hall | New York, NY
SUN, 16 OCT 2011 | Water Street Music Hall | Rochester, NY
MON, 17 OCT 2011 | House of Blues | Boston, MA
WED, 19 OCT 2011 | The Fillmore | Charlotte, NC
THU, 20 OCT 2011 | The Buckhead Theatre | Atlanta, GA
FRI, 21 OCT 2011 | House of Blues | New Orleans, LA